The Senior Underground Mine Engineer performs short term mine production planning and scheduling, development and infrastructure design, mine ventilation design, ground control design, surveying, production quantity calculations and month end mine production reporting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Other duties may be assigned.
•Performs short-range mine planning including development design; drift & fill and long-hole stope design; backfill design; scheduling development, production, and backfill; surveying; reconciliation of the schedule and plan with actual; and coordination with long-range mine planning, geology, survey, and mine operations.
•Oversees projects, assists in budget preparation and cost estimations, and tracks costs.
•Works with mine services including power, ventilation, compressed air, and water; assists with design and implementation of ground control and related ground support engineering including various rock bolting methods and shotcrete; optimizes techniques for explosives utilization and storage; ensures technical deliverables are provided to customers within time and quality expectations.
•Plan, organize, coordinate, and conduct surveys, tests, or investigations. Collect data points, interpret results, and prepare recommendations. Present executive summaries and cost estimates to senior staff.
•Apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in making minor adaptations and modifications to established engineering plans or systems.
•Develop and maintain a detailed working knowledge of the mine's operational issues and apply sound engineering practices to resolve them.
•Provide engineering support and guidance.
•Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in mine engineering or other relevant technical discipline.
•Professional Engineer designation preferred.
•Experience in mining, metallurgy or mineral processing industry or similar relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
•Four (4) to Five (5) years' experience in mining engineering.
•Computer skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, & MS Project) and at minimum basic skills with AutoCAD. Formal training for AutoCAD or Civil3D software is a plus.
•Good communication skills.